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One of the graduates from the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region of Ethiopia receives her certificate
June 19, 2015

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held a graduation ceremony today for 63 women who received technical and business skills development training. The training provided them with the skillsets needed to become successful owners and operators of dairy, meat and live animal businesses.

The training was organized in order to address gaps identified during an analysis conducted in 2012, which showed that women working in the dairy and livestock sectors lacked the leadership knowledge, access to and control of business resources, decision-making powers and business plan preparation skills necessary to become successful entrepreneurs.

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Vrooman talks with a patient undergoing treatment for TB at the ALERT Center in Addis Ababa.
February 18, 2015

Representatives from the governments of Ethiopia and the United States joined with officials from ALERT and St. Peter’s hospitals today to inaugurate renovated tuberculosis (TB) laboratories and an outpatient department. The U.S. Government, through USAID, funded the renovation that included basic culture laboratory equipment, installation of a negative pressure system and furniture under its TB CARE I activity.

January 25, 2015

Please join us in congratulating the Aged and Children’s Pastoralist Association (ACPA) for their achievement in being recognized as the ‘Best Development Partner in Pastoral Areas’ by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam. The award was made during the 15th EthiopianPastoralists’ Day in Semera.

(left to right) U.S. Ambassador Patricia Haslach, Ethiopian First Lady Roman Tesfaye, and USAID Mission Director Dennis Weller a
January 21, 2015

And we are especially honored to have Ethiopia’s First Lady join us this morning to officially open the conference. She has been a very important advocate for strengthening the role of women in the professional world, and her presence today also shows Ethiopia’s support for this important initiative that addresses the role of women in agribusiness.

U.S. Ambassador Patricia Haslach presents an award to Rahel Moges, the winner of an innovation business plan competition.
January 21, 2015

As part of the ongoing strategy to empower women in agribusiness and to address gender equity, the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), celebrated the graduation of 100 women leaders from the Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network (WALN). U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach and Ethiopia’s First Lady Roman Tesfaye opened the event that recognized the women entrepreneurs for their outstanding efforts to improve their agribusinesses.

USAID’s Gary Linden and Siana Tackett join Abduljelil Reshad, Mulugeta Asmara, and a NIB bank representative.
December 9, 2014

USAID in cooperation with the Ethiopia Federal Ministry of Health convened a National Private Health Sector Exhibition from December 9-10, 2014, at the Hilton Addis Ababa. Organized by USAID’s Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the event showcased the contribution of the private health sector and examined future prospects, with a focus on financing for products and services.

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Last updated: June 29, 2015

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